Bed protector.

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Bed protector.

Post by toglhot » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:26 pm

This is a bed protector I made up a while back, keeps the bed pretty clean. The protector blind is made of some oil impregnated canvas which seems pretty well impervious to everything so far. It clips over two bolts on the carriage, the other end contains the roller made of PVC pipe with bearings sunk in and secured to the angle bracket by a couple of 1/4" bolts. a cable is wound around the PVC tube and routed via two aluminium pulleys to a largish weight at the rear of the lathe which slides up and down in a PVC tube. Wind the carriage back and the canvas follows the carriage. Wind the carriage forward and the weight drops in the tube turning the blind tube and winding in the canvas.

Simple but effective!

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Re: Bed protector.

Post by Harold_V » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:11 am

My Sag 12 Graziano came with way covers (steel). They have kept the ways in pristine condition, so your device should prove to be quite desirable.

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Post by NP317 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:39 pm

I like it! Great idea and application.
Thanks for sharing.

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Post by pete » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:58 pm

I really like that as well. Simple and easy to do.

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Post by Magicniner » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:45 am

I tried something like that with glass reinforced Teflon sheet (think heavy duty baking sheet) and bits from a roller blind but when the dirty side rolls up it transferred chips and dirt to the clean side, I tried to to come up with a double system with an extra roller in the gap where the dirty sides never touch the clean sides but it was getting complex so went with a concertina style cover ;-)

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Re: Bed protector.

Post by ctwo » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:50 am

Maybe you could put a brush over the roller to wipe the chips?
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